Zoran Petrović, Chairman of the Managing Board, Raiffeisen banka a.d. (CHAIR JUDGE)
Experienced banker with a long-standing track record at senior executive positions. Strongly committed to creating shareholder value and enhancing the Bank’s financial performance and growth in line with the vision, mission and strategy of the Bank.
Extensive professional knowledge and expertise in international business, backed with strong managerial and leadership skills and proven outstanding business results.
Mr. Petrović started career at the Economics Institute in Belgrade. In 1992 he joined Jugobanka, one of major banks in former Yugoslavia, where he spent four years in Corporate and five years in Treasury Division, having gained comprehensive knowledge and experience in the banking industry.
He joined Raiffeisen Bank in July 2001 as Head of Treasury and Investment Banking Division. In 2005 he was appointed Member of the Managing Board. From 2007 to 2013 he held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board. In August 2013 Mr. Petrović was appointed Chairman of the Managing Board and in January 2016 he assumed CFO function. In his Board area, Mr. Petrovic is responsible for Treasury and Investment Banking, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, PR and Leasing business.
Mr. Petrović served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Serbian Banks. He is a founder of the money market curve in RSD–Belibor&Beonia and one of key contributors to the development of Forex market in Serbia.
Mr. Petrovic graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.
He completed executive management program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne.
Carina Bergquist Palm - Head of Branch Region, Nordea bank Sweden (JURY VICE CHAIR)
As a Head of Branch Region in Nordea bank Sweden, Carina Bergquist Palm has a long experience in developing business in Retail Banking. During her professional career she has undertaken several senior leading positions. She is interested in all forms of entrepreneurship and is a board member of a Science Park in Sweden. She is a PhD student of the Royal institute of Technology.
Trevor Hoyle, SVP Operations Northern Europe, FedEx Express
As Senior Vice President of Operations for Northern Europe, Trevor leads transformational change across both the international and domestic business, as FedEx Express works to integrate TNT globally.
Trevor has a particular passion for supporting FedEx Cares initiatives that benefit young people. Having entered the world of work aged 16, he completed an apprenticeship as an audio-visual engineer while studying a formal qualification in electronics and engineering. He went on to study management with the Open University and took on his first management role aged 28. Since joining FedEx Express in 1995, Trevor has occupied a variety of senior management positions and has received several internal awards during 23 years with the company.
He is a fellow of both the Institute of Directors and Institute of Couriers and is currently in the second year of a three year program towards a chartered directorship with the Institute of Directors.
Svetlana Dogotaru, General Director at Palplast
Svetlana Dogotaru has graduated in 1985 the faculty of "Architecture and Urbanism" at the "Technical University" from Moldova. She activated in leading positions in public administration for different levels: local, regional and central. During the years of 2000-2003, she had the position of Vice-ministry for the Ministry Constructions, Ecology and Territorial Development.
She has a Master degree in "Public Administration" from the "Academy of Public Administration" in Moldova and other specialization in the Administrative Law from Academy, "Stefan cel Mare” in Chisinau.
In the present, she works as General Director at the manufacture Palplast, which produces polyethylene pipe production. She is also a Lecturer at the Technical University of Moldova of Law courses in urban planning. Moreover, she is the president of an NGO called "The Urban Development Institute" and she participates as an expert in the urbanism for more local and international projects.
She is passionate about new and intelligent local management technologies, that can facilitate administration through citizen involvement and excluding the corruption, all of this based on the automatization through geoinformation-based applications and blockchain technologies.
As the Executive Director for the "Sturza Family Foundation", Svetlana is acting like a supporter for activities JA Moldova, and also she is organizing the financing and its events.
Emilios Kyriacou, Citi Country Officer Greece, Cyprus & Malta, Corporate Bank Head Greece
Emilios Kyriacou is a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer of Citigroup, having joined the Firm 28 years ago.
Before his current appointment as Citi Country Officer of Greece, Emilios has held various senior positions including Corporate Banking Head for Greece and Cyprus, a position he still retains. Most recently, Emilios acted as Corporate Banking Head for Greece, Cyprus and Central Europe, the latter consisting of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Balkan & Baltic NPCs.
Emilios joined the bank in 1990 and served in various positions in Credit Analysis and Relationship Management with Citibank Greece, while he managed as a senior banker numerous Greek Corporate clients across several industries. He has a depth of transactional experience having led a series of Greek Corporates to the international debt capital markets and introduced innovative financial solutions in the domestic market.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Denison University, USA.
Emilios is married and has one daughter.
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu
He was born in 1957 in Ankara. He graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU), Mechanical Engineering Department. Completing his master degree in Hacettepe University Department of Wood Products Industrial Engineering, he was awarded with a doctorate degree from Gazi University Faculty of Technical Education. He became an associate professor in 2011. He served as the Vice President of KOSGEB (Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development and Support Administration). Later, he worked in TTGV (Technology Development Foundation of Turkey), Erciyes Technopark and lectured in Kastamonu University and METU. Since 2013 he is in the Ministry of National Education (MONE), first as the Deputy Undersecretary and as an advisor to the Minister currently.
Benjamin Dhier, Co-Founder and Manager at Do.Be.Doo...
Benjamin Dhier, 39, started his own company at 26. A former journalist and communication manager, he started to freelance early on, advising companies on communication strategies. His consulting firm has been doing so ever since, planning global corporate transitions, designing and hosting major events with a common, simple purpose : to help people better work and live together.
His company, Do.Be.Do., relies on an equation brought trough experience: to better convey a strategy, you can’t expect people to just digest a Powerpoint presentation. Coworkers have to experience it, do something about it, so they can get to build memories together, become a part of the strategy, and the next morning, be more aware of their talent in sharing those inputs. Then, naturally, what they do together is more meaningful, more heartfelt, more in line with ideas they’ve come to share.
Over the past twelve years, Benjamin has worked for many international companies such as L’Oréal, Engie, Roquette, Valrhona, Auchan, the Cofidis Group or Kiabi. He’s been a sponsor of Entreprendre Pour Apprendre, the French branch of Junior Achievement, for several years.
Enny van de Velden, Chairman of the Board and Chief Commercial Officer, CCV Group
Enny van de Velden is an open and passionate entrepreneur with a straightforward style and an eye for opportunities and risks, She has a lot of attention for collaboration and development of employees, is very result-oriented and is in close contact with customers. She highly values authenticity and integrity. She was a journalist, filmmaker and teacher and she paid her dues in the innovative gaming industry with her company ANY Productions.
In 2012 she began as manager strategy in the family company and in 2013 she took over the lead of entire CCV. With her more than 25 years of experience in several managerial functions in many different sectors, she always dared to step into new sectors. She is convinced you can only realize that if you are open to new surroundings and willing to learn. Enny is creative, innovative, but mostly also independent and strong-willed.
Enny has a clear vision on how the world of payment and that of her customers will look like in the future, and what role CCV can play in this. For this she is, together with partners, developing future scenario’s and organizing ideation and co-creation workshops to jointly give shape and meaning to the possible new solutions that can be put in the market.
With her knowledge of strategy, her enormous drive for innovation and her strong analytical skills, she often walks ahead of the troops with her vision. With her people-oriented style and change-oriented attitude she still manages to inspire a lot if people with her vision. She often looks for onorthodox ways to accomplish this, such as Ladies & Men’s Nights (“Bier, Bockwurst & Barber”), where employees are being engaged in the strategy from a consumer perspective.
Gregory Inglott, Head of Customer Value Management and Head of Retail Business Banking, HSBC Bank Malta
Gregory has been with HSBC for 13 years and has undertaken a number of different roles in the organisation both locally and across the HSBC Group.
Greg specialises in Product and Proposition, Retail Distribution Strategy and Wealth Management having worked in this field for over 15 years. He graduated with an Honours degree in Economics later specialising in Financial Services through a Masters degree from the University of Malta.
Greg returned from London in 2017 after leading the UK Premier Division for 4 years and is now focused on launching a new banking service for business owners called HSBC Fusion and is also leading HSBC Malta’s proposition and product strategy.
Outside of work, Greg values greatly spending time with his wife and 3 daughters as well as friends and is constantly looking for opportunities to learn new things and explore new cultures.
João Pedro Tavares, ACEGE President + Junior Achievement Portugal Chairman
With 30 years of professional experience mainly in management consulting with Accenture and leading Financial Services Portugal. Leading several NGO and promoting social entrepreneurship or as advisory member of some organizations. Graduated in Civil Engineering and with post-graduation with INSEAD – Advanced Management Program and with Católica University of Lisbon for Financial Institutions Management.
Actually in charge of:
- Junior Achievement Portugal (NGO to promote young entrepreneurship, financial literacy and employability) Chairman since 2011 and board member since 2007;
- Board President of ACEGE (Christian Entrepreneurship and Businessman Association), since 2015 e and Board member since 2012;
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation advisory member since 2013;
- IES (Instituto de Empreendedorismo Social) Strategic Council leading since July, 2017 and as a member since 2009. I also had been a board member since 2016.
Had been a Keynote speaker for Banking events, leadership, entrepreneurship or social economy or several articles published. Lecturing in NOVA-SBE University, Universidade Católica Portuguesa or AESE for topics related Leadership, Entrepreneusrhip, Innovation or Management.
I’m 55 years old, married and with 4 kinds.
Dr. Vladas Lašas, Entrepreneur, Carbon War Room Co-Founder, TED Patron, Lithuania
Dr. Vladas Lašas is Lithuanian entrepreneur and science and technology enthusiast. He studied, lectured and did research in Computer Vision at Kaunas University of Technology. Vladas is Oslo Business for Peace 2012 Award Honouree, given by an independent committee of Nobel Laureates. This is the highest form of recognition given to individual business leaders for fostering peace and stability through creating shared value between business and society.
In 2009 he co-founded with Richard Branson the Carbon War Room, the global non-profit initiative by entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change.Vladas is TED Patron, TEDxVilnius co-organiser, co-founder of startup accelerator Techstars London.
He started his first business in 1990 by founding the first private international express delivery company in Lithuania with two partners. He is co-founder and investor of companies and startups in logistics, hi-tech, clean tech, including UPS ASC in Lithuania, Elinta and others.
His area of interest includes innovation in technology, education and society. He is chairman of the boards of Lithuanian Junior Achievement and Lithuanian Business Angels Network.